Tinderbox : the untold story of the Up Stairs Lounge fire and the rise of gay liberation / Robert W. Fieseler
    EBOOKS | Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company | 2018 | First edition.
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    First edition.
    Description
    1 online resource (xxxviii, 343 pages) : illustrations, maps.
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    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Contents
    Introduction: History reclaimed -- Act I: Fire -- Brotherhood of men -- Sunday service -- Gay liberation -- United we stand -- Act II: Fallout -- Mayhem -- Call for aid -- Liberation descends -- Visions -- Fun house -- Firetraps -- In memoriam -- Act III: Legacy -- Deliverance -- Downfall -- Rally forth -- Last resort -- Coda: Second line.
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    "Fieseler chronicles the ... event that claimed the lives of thirty-one men and one woman on June 24, 1973, at a New Orleans bar, the largest mass murder of gays until 2016. Relying on ... access to survivors and archives, Fieseler creates [a] ... portrait of a closeted, blue-collar gay world that flourished before an arsonist ignited an inferno that destroyed an entire community"--Amazon.com.
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    Print version: Fieseler, Robert W. Tinderbox. First edition. New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2018] 9781631491641 (DLC) 2018004765 (OCoLC)1005117932
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    9781631491658 (electronic bk.)
    1631491652 (electronic bk.)
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